We spent 2 days going around to all the groups and tagged their Good Goats. The reason is to identify which goats are to be passed on to others in the group and to identify who are related to prevent inbreeding. Our alumni Bright, who went to agricultural college and knows all about how to take care of animals tagged all the goats. He impressed us with his expertise and advised all the group on how to take care of the goats.
In St Mary's we also managed to have a look at the keyhole garden we made some weeks ago -plants are growing and it is looking good!
We went to the district agricultural show here in Monze at the weekend. It was very impressive to see how other local groups work together to grow food, rear animals and make crafts. The displays were beautiful and I also picked up a handy little book on goat rearing (pictures of goats are coming!)
The last few weeks have been very busy here in Zambia. We visited our two pre-schools in Miyoba that are attended by over 60 children. The two volunteer teachers definitely make the most of the few resources they have and the children's eagerness to learn. Thanks to your support we were able to provide them with a blackboard and lots of other materials to help with the teaching: papers, pencils, crayons, flipcharts, markers and more. We had a lovely day and the children impressed us with some excellent maths and English skills.
We have also been tagging goats, but that is an update for another day!
A big BFZ thank you to all those who took part in the @starlingcycles T shirt raffle, you helped us raise a staggering £350! This donation will allow us to continue brightening children's futures across Zambia. BFZ's Katie, who accepted the cheque, can't stop smiling!
Three cheers for our volunteers! This #volunteersweek, we would like to thank everyone who give up their time to help brighten children's futures. Whether you ran a race, worked at a stall or held a cake sale, you are all stars in our books (and theirs).